There’s still time to take advantage of the warm weather! Don’t opt for a staycation: Instead, check out these seven affordable destinations.
Earlier this month, the New York Times announced the coming of a “double dip recession:” The United States economy seems to be approaching a financial danger zone for the second time since December 2008. That means the penny pinching is going to continue well into the foreseeable future. And when it comes to saving money, many of the sacrifices we usually make have to do with leisure travel.
But for those of you watching the summer breeze by without so much as considering a trip, we have good news for you: Bargains lie in wait for those who look closely. U.S. News Travel has teamed up with Hotwire.com to show you how to take advantage of these last weeks of summer. To help get you started, we’ve compiled a list of seven destinations that are cheap now. These vacation spots have shown the most significant drop in airline and hotel prices since this time last year, according to Hotwire’s Year-Over-Year pricing analysis.
- Orlando, FL.
- 2. Chicago IL,
- Riviera Maya, México
Eastern Mexico is entering its annual tourism slump; most tourists are deterred by high temperatures and frequent rainfall. However, travelers who visit in August and early September can skirt the sprinkles while nabbing excellent deals to some of the country’s most popular destinations, including Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. According to Hotwire, hotel prices have dropped eight percent since 2010, with five-star rooms going for $135 a night, on average. And you can find flights from the U.S. for as low as $250. And to top it all off, you won’t have to pay a cent to enjoy this region’s miles of soft sand and Caribbean Sea views.
For more savings… Pay with pesos. Although many restaurants and shops in this region accept United States dollars, vendors are more willing to negotiate a lower price with you if you use pesos
6. Phoenix, AZ
7. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
8. Atlanta, GA
Over the past 3 years, property values in Playa Del Carmen have been growing. The Playa del Carmen property market has become filled with primary property such as condos and villas. Even though we have seen some phenomonical growth, demand still outstrips supply here. There are people moving here from all over the world. For the informed consumer, property is still a great investment in the Riviera Maya. for more info please visit www.canada2playa.com